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Re: [IPk] dr scarpello

Yep, that's right Pat, that's exactly why I tested frequently - I did NOT 
want to end up in one of the dodgy hospitals - I was better off at home!


>From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] dr scarpello
>Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 19:04:53 +0000
>In message <email @ redacted>, Ingrid Morrow
><email @ redacted> writes
> >Michael
> >
> >I don't see the point of testing ketones either.
> >
> >Recently I had a severe bout of food poisoning (ie not keeping anything 
> >either end, including water) and I was obviously majorly concerned about
> >ketones building up (I had never had food poisoning in ten years of dm!).
> >
> >So I just tested my bg more frequently, and if I was high I just took 
> >more insulin...no need for the fiddly ketones stix!
>It is my understanding that you _could_ have been developing ketones
>(but not diabetic ketoacidosis) - this happens whenever someone doesn't
>eat enough: your body digests itself to make up its energy needs, and
>ketones are the bi-product of this process.  This is what happens when
>someone (diabetic or not) 'goes on a diet' in the common meaning of
>those words.
>Best wishes,
>Pat Reynolds
>email @ redacted
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